IN THE STORM
Matthew 1:23 (NLT) “Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.’”
Never let the presence of a storm cause you to doubt the presence of God.
Acts 27:20-23 When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days and the storm continued raging, we finally gave up all hope of being saved. After they had gone a long time without food, Paul stood up before them and said: “Men, you should have taken my advice not to sail from Crete; then you would have spared yourselves this damage and loss. But now I urge you to keep up your courage, because not one of you will be lost; only the ship will be destroyed. Last night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood beside me
2 Timothy 4:16-18 …everyone deserted me… But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength.
Psalm 16:8 I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.
Real peace is not found in the absence of a storm. Real peace is found in the presence of Jesus.
Acts 27:23-25 Last night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood beside me and said, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul. You must stand trial before Caesar; and God has graciously given you the lives of all who sail with you.’ So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me.
Psalm 46:2-3 So we will not be afraid, even if the earth is shaken and mountains fall into the ocean depth; even if the seas roar and rage, and the hills are shaken by the violence.